Science and Technology

Our dedicated faculty and quality facilities prepare students for science-related careers and graduate studies. We emphasize basic and applied research, technological applications, and international experiences because our objective is not merely to accumulate knowledge, but also to develop commitment and take action.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Mah-Rukh Anwar
  • Sandi Brenner
  • Kayla M. Cetrone
  • Jennifer Davis
  • Jaime Diego
  • Mark R. Gauvin
  • Katelynn Howard
  • David Huestis
  • Gerald John
  • Lucas Kang
  • Joseph Klinger
  • Christopher Neil
  • Keyana Roohani
  • Melissa Silva
  • John Stachelhaus
  • Andrew Whitman
Langlois, Gaytha

Gaytha A. Langlois

Professor, Science and Technology
Faculty Suite B, Room 320

Ph D, University of Rhode Island
MA, University of Rhode Island
BA, Eastern Nazarene College

Microbial Ecology, Sustainability, Environmental Policy, Coastal Resilience; Water Pollution; GIS; Land Use Planning, Hazardous Waste Management, Renewable Energy

Oil Pollution Impacts on Marine and Estuarine Microbial Communities; Coral Reef Ciliates; Ecology of Metasequoia; Grasslands Protists; Environmental Policy; Wetlands Ecology

  • National Audubon Society
  • Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association
  • International Society of Protistologists
  • Rhode Island Natural History Survey
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission
  • Rhode Island Green Building Council
  • Audubon Society of Rhode Island
  • 2018, Merit Award
  • 2018, Sustainability Champion
  • 2013, Alumna of the Year
  • 2013, Merit Award
  • 2009, Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2008, Special Alumnus Award
  • 2005, Distinguished Faculty Award
  • 2005, Outstanding Service Award
  • 1984, Outstanding Alumnus Award
  • 1978, EPA Merit Award

Langlois, G., Phillips, A., Ecology Laboratory Manual.

Cai, X., Chen, Y., Pan, X., Wang, J., Wu, W., Zhang, S., Wang, Y., Jing, X., Langlois, G., Qiu, Z., Ultrastructural Observation of Pseudoamphisiella lacazei Reveals More Morphological Features and Provides Taxonomical Evidence, Insights in Aquaculture and Biotechnology, 2017.

Langlois, G., Cournoyer, N., Leng, Q., Phillips, A., A new morphological discovery sheds light on the difficult management of the invasive Cabomba caroliniana (Carolina Fanwort) in New England freshwater ecosystems. Paper number “Sun-PM2-F-3”, Northeast Natural History Conference 2017 (the 17th NENHC), Cromwell, Connecticut, USA, 21-23 April 2017, 2017.

Langlois, G., Crowley-Parmentier, J., Energy Management Investigations, 2017.

Warren, A., Patterson, D. J., Dunthorn, M., Clamp, J. C., Achilles-Day, U. E., Aescht, E., Al-Farraj, S. A., Al-Quraishy, S., Al-Rasheid, K., Carr, M., Day, J. G., Dellinger, M., El-Serehy, H. A., Fan, Y., Gao, F., Gao, S., Gong, J., Gupta, R., Hu, X., Kamra, K., Langlois, G., Lin, X., Lipscomb, D., Lobban, C. S., Luporini, P., Lynn, D. H., Ma, H., Macek, M., Mackenzie-Dodds, J., Makhija, S., Mansergh, R. I., Martín-Cereceda, M., McMiller, N., Montagnes, D. J., Nikolaeva, S., Ong'ondo, G. O., Pérez-Uz, B., Purushothaman, J., Quintela-Alonso, P., Rotterová, J., Santoferrara, L., Shao, C., Shen, Z., Shi, X., Song, W., Stoeck, T., La Terza, A., Vallesi, A., Wang, M., Weisse, T., Wiackowski, K., Wu, L., Xu, K., Yi, Z., Zufall, R., Agatha, S., Beyond the “Code”: A Guide to the Description and Documentation of Biodiversity in Ciliated Protists (Alveolata, Ciliophora), Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, 2017.

Mott, S. F., Reid, A., Langlois, G., Hokeness, K., Biology 1 Laboratory: Principles of Biology Investigations, Academx Publishing, 2015.

Langlois, G., Yang, H., Leng, Q., Early Paleogene Arctic terrestrial ecosystems affected by the change of polar hydrology under global warming: Implications for modern climate change at high latitudes, Science China Earth Science, 2010.